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COVIDENCES - What PPE is effective, and who should be using it?

Dr KK Aggarwal, President CMAAO
10th April 2020
(Source: DHS Science and Technology, Master Question List for COVID-19 (caused by SARS-CoV-2), Weekly Report, 18 March 2020)
PPE (Part 10). What PPE is effective, and who should be using it?
What is known?
• The effectiveness of PPE for SARS-CoV-2 is currently not clearly understood; SARS is used as a surrogate... Read more »
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CMAAO Corona Facts and Myth Buster 42

Dr K K Aggarwal, President CMAAO
10th April 2020
Viral load
Dr Edward Parker of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine has explained how high viral load can impact humans. He stated that when a virus infects us, it replicates in our body’s cells. The total amount of virus present inside a person is referred to as their ‘viral load’. For COVID-19, early reports from China... Read more »

Alloveda Liver Update

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Health-related quality of life before and after liver transplantation in PSC patients

10th April 2020Gastroenterology Hepatology
Liver transplantation (LTx) continues to be the only cure for patients with primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC) and liver failure. Researchers have reported performing pre-emptive LTx in PSC patients without liver... Read more »

News From All Specialities

Story book released to help children and young people cope with COVID-19

10th April 2020 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
A new story book, aimed at helping children understand COVID-19, has been released by a collaboration of over 50 organizations working in the humanitarian sector, including the World Health Organization, the United Nations Children’s Fund, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees,... Read more »
Practice Updates

Center may extend lockdown as several states favor it

10th April 2020 Pulmonary Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
The Center is considering extension of the three-week national lockdown beyond April 14 to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. Several state governments, including Maharashtra, Telangana, Punjab, and Madhya Pradesh, have in the past couple of days come out in favor of retaining all or most of the existing curbs... Read more »
Practice Updates

France to extend lockdown, coronavirus death toll close to 11,000

10th April 2020 Pulmonary Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
France has reported some positive data linked to COVID-19 on Wednesday, with slowing down of the increase in hospital deaths. However, the presidential palace stated that the national lockdown would be extended. The lockdown came into effect on March 17 and has already been extended once...Read more »

Psoriasis IL-23 Biologic Maintains Efficacy in 2-Year Trial

10th April 2020 PharmacistsPathology & Lab Medicine
The interleukin (IL)-23 inhibitor biologic risankizumab was found to be superior to placebo in treating moderate to severe plaque psoriasis, according to a phase III trial. After 16 weeks of treatment, 73.2% of patients on risankizumab attained the co-primary endpoint of...Read more »

CABG vs. PCI in Ischemic Cardiomyopathy

10th April 2020 Cardiology Pharmacists
Patients with severely reduced left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) had worse outcomes following revascularization by percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) compared to surgery, reported a retrospective cohort study...Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

Is there a limitation for filing of a complaint?

10th April 2020
Limitation is the time period within which a complaint has to be lodged. If this time lapses and no complaint has been lodged, then it is treated as “Time Barred.” However, in several laws, there is a provision that empowers the authority/court to condone the delay if the complaint is lodged beyond time...Read more »

eMedi Humor

Absent–minded professor

10th April 2020
One of the world’s greatest scientists was also recognized as the original absent-minded professor. One day, aboard a train, he was unable to find his ticket. The conductor said, "Take it easy. You'll find it." When the conductor returned, the professor still couldn’t find the ticket...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

What is not true for hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer?

10th April 2020
a) It is the most common hereditary colorectal cancer syndrome in USA
b) It is associated with MMR gene mutation
c) It is associated with APC mutation ...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: Tips to prevent water-borne diseases this monsoon

10th April 2020
• Drink only filtered/boiled water.
• Store water in a clean container.
• Wash water containers daily... Read more »

eSpiritual: Importance of silence

10th April 2020
True silence is the silence between the thoughts and represents the true self, consciousness or the soul. It is a web of energized information ready to take all, provided there is a right intent. Meditation is the process of achieving silence. Observing silence is another way of deriving benefits of meditation...Read more »

Inspirational: The Alphabet of Happiness

10th April 2020
A – ACCEPT: Accept others for who they are and for the choices they’ve made even if you have difficulty understanding their beliefs, motives, or actions.
B – BREAK AWAY: Break away from everything that stands in the way of what you hope to accomplish with your life...Read more »

Medical Voice

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Covid-19: State's private labs yet to take testing load

Two private laboratories in Bengaluru which received approvals from the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) to test for Covid-19 infections two weeks ago have cumulatively tested only 231 samples so far, possibly due to stringent government guidelines. While Cancyte Technologies has tested only two samples,...Read more »  


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Doctors Survey

Question 1 : Which of these courses would you pay for - You can select multiple options
How to modernize clinic
Growing your digitize you clinic and practice...Read more »  
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How Corona Aware Are You

Question 1 : How confident are you that you could recognize and respond to a potential coronavirus case?
Very confident
Moderately confident...Read more »  


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